Thursday, June 21, 2018

A Modern Day Marie Antoinette

For decades people mistakenly credited French Queen Marie Antoinette with the phrase "Let Them Eat Cake." While that was a comment created by French Englightenment philosopher Jean Jacques Rousseau, the comment stuck because of the perception of the Queen's insensitivity to the needs of the starving people in France.

Fast forward to 2018 and historians will be debating if Melania Trump has had a "Marie Antoinette" moment by wearing a jacket with "I don't care," written on the back of it as she was journeying to a detention center in Texas where children of "illegal immigrants" are being separated from their parents. Whether the First Lady really does not care or  is trying to "stick it" to her husband for bad behavior or this was a horrible oversight that her incompetent staff did not stop before the cameras and film crews were focused on her as she entered and left Air Force One is anyones guess.

It sends the wrong message to our people and the First Lady (who has made appropriate remarks in these situations before) and her staff should know better.


https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-06-21/the-latest-first-lady-meets-staff-at-texas-detention-center?cmpid=socialflow-facebook-politics&utm_campaign=socialflow-organic&utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_content=politics

Two interesting articles on what Democrats need to do this election year courtesy of Senator Bernie Sanders and Harold Meyerson

https://www.thenation.com/article/world-us-not-just-billionaires/

http://prospect.org/article/democrats-response-0

WE SHALL OVERCOME

This has happened before in the United States and we overcame.

There have been earlier periods in our history when people in this country have had fear and prejudice towards "the other" be it groups like the Irish, the Africans, the Chinese, the Japanese, the Italians, the Jews, or even the groups that have been on this land before us like the Hispanics and Native Americans.

We have mostly Overcame those fears and prejudices and we will do so again.

There have been earlier periods in our history when we had to deal with the rants and ravings of demagogues, opportunists, genuine witch hunters, racist predators, rabid isolationists, and reactionary fundamentalists that looked to stifle progress, science, education, tolerance, enlightenment, and keep us in the Dark Ages of Ignorance.

We have mostly Overcome these fanatics and we will do so again.

There have been earlier periods in our history when our public servants cared more for the affluent than those in needs.

We have overcome these tendencies before and we will do so again.

Everyone needs to take comfort in the fact that we have smelled the stench that President Trump and his supporters (in and outside the United States) exude and all they represent before in history. It has been fought with and defeated before and it will be again.

WE SHALL OVERCOME.




https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-lashes-out-at-democrats-as-house-republicans-struggle-to-unite-behind-immigration-legislation/2018/06/21/16713068-7481-11e8-b4b7-308400242c2e_story.html?utm_term=.cfd4d2f81e27

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/21/opinion/blood-libel-trump-immigrants.html

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-congress-farmbill/u-s-house-approves-farm-bill-with-major-food-stamps-changes-idUSKBN1JH343?utm_campaign=trueAnthem%3A+Trending+Content&utm_content=5b2c25c204d3016b43b71d54&utm_medium=trueAnthem&utm_source=facebook

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-06-21/sweden-nationalists-dream-of-swexit-that-almost-no-one-wants?utm_campaign=socialflow-organic&utm_medium=social&utm_content=politics&cmpid=socialflow-facebook-politics&utm_source=facebook

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-europe-migrants-eu/italy-and-germany-clash-as-migration-cuts-to-the-core-of-eu-unity-idUSKBN1JH2C9?utm_campaign=trueAnthem%3A+Trending+Content&utm_content=5b2c2a7a04d30176217eb2f6&utm_medium=trueAnthem&utm_source=facebook

https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/evk9ea/charlottesville-organizer-dc-white-civil-rights-rally-vgtrn?utm_source=vicenewsfb

https://news.vice.com/en_us/article/9k8jep/heres-the-white-houses-plan-to-merge-departments-of-education-and-labor?utm_source=vicenewsfb

https://news.vice.com/en_us/article/kzk9gv/italys-far-right-anti-immigration-agenda-is-raising-hell-in-europe-too?utm_source=vicenewsfb

https://news.vice.com/en_us/article/a3apw4/trump-wants-permission-to-lock-up-immigrant-families-indefinitely?utm_source=vicenewsfb

https://www.americanprogress.org/issues/democracy/news/2018/06/21/452537/obstructing-justice-pardons-impeachable-offense/

https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2018/06/the-gops-immigration-gamble/563333/

https://www.vox.com/2018/6/21/17488540/sinclair-tv-stations-family-separation-propaganda

https://tucson.com/intelligent-design-focus-of-debate-by-gop-candidates-for-arizona/article_818433ed-365a-5593-8c96-ff6856b1ef80.html

https://www.azcentral.com/story/news/local/arizona-education/2018/06/20/arizona-board-education-weighs-punishing-teachers-redfored-walkout-diane-douglas/719468002/

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/a-gop-strategist-abandons-his-party-and-calls-for-the-election-of-democrats/2018/06/20/b3f9fbd4-74c3-11e8-b4b7-308400242c2e_story.html?utm_term=.b218c42b74bd

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-lashes-out-at-democrats-as-house-republicans-struggle-to-unite-behind-immigration-legislation/2018/06/21/16713068-7481-11e8-b4b7-308400242c2e_story.html?utm_term=.0a1799478636

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/20/opinion/the-devil-and-tom-donohue.html?action=click&pgtype=Homepage&clickSource=story-heading&module=opinion-c-col-left-region&region=opinion-c-col-left-region&WT.nav=opinion-c-col-left-region

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/20/us/politics/trump-language-immigration.html?hp&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&clickSource=story-heading&module=b-lede-package-region&region=top-news&WT.nav=top-news

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/20/us/politics/republicans-family-separation.html?hp&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&clickSource=story-heading&module=a-lede-package-region&region=top-news&WT.nav=top-news

http://blogforarizona.net/mccarthyism-in-arizona-department-of-education/



Promoting a Clean Environment courtesy of Clean Energy for Healthy Arizona and War On Our Future Videos

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https://www.facebook.com/yearswaronourfuture/videos/268282430576394/UzpfSTM1MjU4NzE5ODE4MTE0MzoxNTE0OTU5ODY1Mjc3MTk4/

The latest from Robert Reich on President Trumps Judicial Picks.

https://www.facebook.com/RBReich/videos/2000048590007727/UzpfSTM1MjU4NzE5ODE4MTE0MzoxNTE0OTYwNTAxOTQzODAx/

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Wednesday, June 20, 2018

The Presidents comments when he signed the Executive Order ending the separation of families today.

When I heard the President's comments just before he signed the Executive Order stopping the separation of families after he and his sycophants created this self-made crisis, he alluded to his administration taking care of problems like North Korea, Iran, the Economy, and Immigration. My comment is how has he done that? North Korea is not solved yet. He aggravated the Iran situation by pulling out of the seven power nuclear agreement that was working. With regards to the economy, his actions on tax cuts and trade have increased the inequality gap and shocked the global markets. Job Creation is lower in its first 18 months than what the Obama Administration was at its ending 18 months. There is no immigration crisis except what this President has created in his own and deluded supporters minds.

Do you know why the President has a higher approval rating among Republicans than George W. Bush or Ronald Reagan. Because he has driven all the center right, mainstream right, and moderate pragmatic conservatives away or to the door like Steve Schmidt, George Will, Arnold Schwarzenegger, John Kaisch, Susan Collins, Lisa Murkowski, and Jennifer Rubin.

https://www.cnn.com/2018/06/20/politics/steve-schmidt-leaves-gop/index.html

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-elections-bloomberg/michael-bloomberg-to-spend-80-million-to-help-elect-democrats-nyt-idUSKBN1JG2Z8

This should be simple. We need to give all of our states the resources they need to ensure that there are no cyber attacks (in any form) from any power. Where are you on this Mr. President?

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-06-20/states-seek-more-money-to-secure-elections-after-russia-meddling?utm_campaign=socialflow-organic&utm_source=facebook&cmpid=socialflow-facebook-politics&utm_medium=social&utm_content=politics

Some interesting potential good news for Democrats courtesy of VOX and CNN

https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2018/6/20/17483068/trump-2018-midterm-elections-approval-rating

https://www.cnn.com/2018/06/20/politics/generic-ballot-june-poll/index.html

Interesting video from How People Reacted on recycling and using garbage for energy.

https://www.facebook.com/namelessnetworksavetheworld/videos/399629030530529/UzpfSTM1MjU4NzE5ODE4MTE0MzoxNTEzODc0OTg4NzE5MDE5/

Interesting video courtesy of Vice. The priority should be arresting illegal immigrants that are breaking more than the law of illegal entry. We are wasting our time with otherwise law abiding people (some with families) when we should be focusing on the true criminals.

https://www.facebook.com/vicenews/videos/1063354593824490/UzpfSTM1MjU4NzE5ODE4MTE0MzoxNTEzOTk1MTcyMDQwMzM0/

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Tuesday, June 19, 2018

We are in a new league with Iran and North Korea: the one that does not want to be on the United Nations Human Rights Council. SMART THINKING. NOT.

https://www.cnn.com/2018/06/19/politics/haley-pompeo-human-rights-bias/index.html

According to Chuck Todd on Meet the Press today, Job Growth under Donald Trump is good over the last 18 months but not as good as it was under Barrack Obama in his last 18 months.

Good article on Health and Wealth Inequality courtesy of the Atlantic

https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2018/06/poor-americans-really-are-in-despair/563105/

What do you expect from an Administration that was endorsed by the KKK? Maybe the people that should be placed in these "summer camps" and deported are Anti Immigrant Deplorables like Kirstjen Nielsen,Laura Ingraham, Jeff Sessions, John Kelly, Stephen Bannon, Corey Lewandowski, and Stephen Miller

https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2018/06/stephen-miller-family-separation/563132/

http://thehill.com/homenews/media/392922-laura-ingraham-describes-child-detention-centers-as-essentially-summer-camps

http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/392923-sessions-real-exaggeration-to-compare-family-separation-to

http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/392977-trump-dems-want-illegal-immigrants-to-infest-our-country

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/19/us/politics/trump-immigration-children-separated-families.html?hp&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&clickSource=story-heading&module=first-column-region&region=top-news&WT.nav=top-news

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/fact-checker/wp/2018/06/19/the-facts-about-trumps-policy-of-separating-families-at-the-border/?utm_term=.ca68fb512769

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/18/us/politics/immigration-children-sessions-miller.html?hp&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&clickSource=story-heading&module=first-column-region&region=top-news&WT.nav=top-news

http://kutv.com/news/nation-world/corey-lewandowski-responds-to-child-w-down-syndrome-separated-from-mom-womp-womp

Deceny is not dead in the Governors Mansion as a bipartisan group of seven governors is either withdrawing their state National Guardsmen from the border or not sending them until the President stops separating parents from children.

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-06-19/governors-reject-trump-call-for-border-troops-over-child-policy?utm_medium=social&utm_content=politics&cmpid=socialflow-facebook-politics&utm_source=facebook&utm_campaign=socialflow-organic

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Monday, June 18, 2018

It is the Alt Right's Fault that Comprehensive Immigration has not passed.

In 2006 a Bipartisan Comprehensive Reform Immigration passed the United States Senate but did not become law because of the more Conservative House of Representatives, led by Republicans who failed to reconcile it with their bill.

In 2007 the George W. Bush Administration supported a Bipartisan Comprehensive Reform Immigration Bill sponsored by Senators Ted Kennedy and John McCain. Unfortunately, the extremes on both the left and right killed the bill.

In 2013 and 2014, the House Republican leadership scared stiff from the surprising primary loss Eric Cantor suffered, did not consider the Bipartisan Comprehensive Reform Immigration Bill passed with 68 votes in the Senate.

Earlier this year, the Trump Administration reneged on a proposed immigration deal after hardliners in the administration John Kelly and Stephen Miller convinced the President to switch directions.

So when someone tells you the Democrats are at fault, tell them about the four previous times Democrats and sane Republicans tried to carry reform across the finish line and how on those four occasions the fault for inaction could be laid at the feel of the Alt-Right on all those instances.


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Sunday, June 17, 2018

What if R.F……Hubert Humphrey had won in 1968?

http://blogforarizona.net/what-if-r-fhubert-humphrey-had-won-in-1968/

History, Role Reversal, and Hypocrisy this week in Quebec, Singapore, and Washington DC: Our Country May be at a Cross Roads in our Foreign Policy.

http://blogforarizona.net/history-role-reversal-and-hypocrisy-this-week-in-quebec-singapore-and-washington-dc-our-country-may-be-at-a-cross-roads-in-our-foreign-policy/

The Plot Thickens with the Russian Investigation and Roger Stone.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-associate-roger-stone-reveals-new-contact-with-russian-national-during-2016-campaign/2018/06/17/4a8123c8-6fd0-11e8-bd50-b80389a4e569_story.html?utm_term=.20b10cd8638d

Why are not many Americans benefiting from the strong economy? Because many Americans are not making a Living Wage.

https://tucson.com/aa_wire_editor/why-many-americans-aren-t-benefiting-from-robust-us-economy/article_1c471f92-5257-5984-9545-a15a4ab3d86a.html

Steve Bannon, appropriately dressed in black, is a very dangerous spokesperson for White Nationalism. WE NEED TO FIGHT HS TYPE OF VERMIN

https://www.facebook.com/ABCNewsPolitics/videos/1662667057164847/UzpfSTM1MjU4NzE5ODE4MTE0MzoxNTA5MzM1NDg5MTcyOTY5/

Video courtesy of How People React on how the Trump Administration is handling Climate Science.

https://www.facebook.com/yearswaronourfuture/videos/252637772140860/UzpfSTM1MjU4NzE5ODE4MTE0MzoxNTA5MzM3OTI1ODM5Mzky/

PBS Timeline of the Russian Investigation

https://www.pbs.org/newshour/features/russia-timeline/?utm_source=vox&utm_term=social

Gabby Giffords on stopping gun violence

https://www.facebook.com/NowThisOpinions/videos/2089041547793991/UzpfSTM1MjU4NzE5ODE4MTE0MzoxNTA5ODY1OTg5MTE5OTE5/

Fareed Zakaria GPS from 6/17/18

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EPf8HrxFpfs

This Week in Science and Technology courtesy of Futurism

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A Modern Day Marie Antoinette

For decades people mistakenly credited French Queen Marie Antoinette with the phrase "Let Them Eat Cake." While that was a comment...